Tag Archives: Education

Audio: Welch, Sanders Rally Around Student Loan Issue (VPR News)

May 9, 2012

Current and former college students in the U.S. now owe more than $1 trillion in student loan debt. And interest rates on federally-subsidized Stafford Loans are set to double on July 1st, from 3.4 to 6.8 percent, unless Congress takes action. Vermont’s congressional delegation is speaking out against the planned rate increase. On Tuesday, Senate […]

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Senator pushes to make college affordable (Vermont Cynic)

April 19, 2012

By Devin Karambelas More affordable and more available — these are two things that Sen. Bernie Sanders would like to see a university education become. The New England Education Opportunity Association gave Sanders the Claiborne Pell Award to recognize his commitment to higher education at a ceremony in Stowe April 4. The award, which is […]

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Burlington and Barre Head Start to benefit from $3.4M in new federal funding (Burlington Free Press)

March 5, 2012

Vermont is receiving $3.4 million to support Head Start programs in Burlington and Barre, the Vermont congressional delegation announced Monday.The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity is receiving $1.5 million. The Central Vermont Community Action Agency in Barre is getting $1.8 million, a news release stated. Nearly 350 Vermont children of low-income, pre-school age receive […]

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“Despair Is Not an Option” (Progressive Magazine)

December 21, 2011

By Sen. Bernie Sanders Today in America, the great middle class of our country, the middle class that has been the envy of the entire world, is collapsing, poverty is increasing, while the wealthiest people in this country have never had it so good. As a result of the greed, the recklessness, and the illegal […]

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Sen. Bernie Sanders engages UVM (Vermont Cynic)

November 6, 2011

By Jordanna Goodman n a discussion organized by College Democrats, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke about current issues that the United States’ economy is facing. Sanders is the longest serving Independent in Congress, and currently represents the state of Vermont as one of its’ senators, leader of the College Democrats Brittany Nevins said in her introduction. […]

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College loan reform plan won’t help all (Burlington Free Press)

October 27, 2011

By Tim Johnson President Barack Obama announced Wednesday two new measures designed to ease the burden of student-loan debt. The initiative won praise from college-affordability advocates and from some members of Congress, including the Vermont delegation. The benefits for Vermont borrowers who obtained loans through the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. are not so clear. Nor […]

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Senator Sanders published on campus (Vermont Cynic)

October 24, 2011

By Mat Degan Bernie Sanders wants to hear from you. Sander’s bi-monthly e-newsletter – “The Bernie Buzz” – will comprise students’ reflections in a college edition, with articles about the state of the economy and Sander’s vision for job growth, sustainable energy, and measures to combat rising education costs. The Vermont senator has set up […]

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No Child Left Behind Revision Passed By Senate Education Committee, Moves One Step Closer To Law (HuffPost Education)

October 21, 2011

By Hayley Miller WASHINGTON — The Senate education committee completed a bipartisan markup revising the No Child Left Behind Act on Thursday evening. After 13 hours of debate, the panel sent to the full Senate a bill that offers localities more control and reworks assessment and performance mandates. “People were complaining about an 868-page bill […]

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